Farming Simulator 22 Has More Players Than Battlefield 2042 on Steam

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Farming Simulator 22 Has More Players Than Battlefield 2042 on Steam​


Farming Simulator 22 stuns the Steam concurrent player charts, breaking its own record and beating Battlefield 2042 by tens of thousands.



Battlefield 2042 is one of the biggest game releases of 2021. The multiplayer first-person shooter has been highly anticipated due to its 128-player matches and the new Portal custom game functionality. On PC, however, Battlefield 2042 is struggling to make an impact. That's not to say it isn't doing well, but other PC titles released over the past two weeks are finding more success. One example is another recently-launched annual iteration of a popular franchise, Farming Simulator 22.

Farming Simulator 22 was officially released on November 22, about one week ago and three days after Battlefield 2042's arrival. The farming game adds new features, including support for mulching and stone picking, and also a character creation system. However, it's largely similar to past Farming Simulator titles; it just does exactly what its player base expects and it does it well. That's why on Steam, Farming Simulator 22 is seeing concurrent player counts around twice as large as Battlefield 2042.

According to Steam's publically-shared player count for Sunday, November 28, Farming Simulator 22 peaked at around 94,744 concurrent players, while Battlefield 2042's peak concurrent player count was 52,524. This isn't really a drop in players for Battlefield 2042, either. After an initial spike on November 19, the game typically holds around 50 thousand concurrent players. Similarly, Farming Simulator 22's daily peaks have held surprisingly even near 100 thousand players.



These numbers are reflected in Steam's weekly sales chart, too. Farming Simulator 22 holds the top position in the chart, outselling all other games. Battlefield 2042 sold the second largest number of copies over the past week. On Steam, Farming Simulator 22 reigns supreme.

To be fair to Battlefield 2042, there are some details worth acknowledging. For one, Battlefield 2042 is also available on other PC storefronts; it's not exclusive to Steam, as it's available not just on the Epic Games Store, but also on EA's Origin platform where it's included in the company's EA Play Pro subscription. The numbers for Battlefield 2042 are likely larger than what Steam is showing, though it's unlikely to reach Farming Simulator 22's heights. Farming Simulator 22 is, notably, also on other PC storefronts.

Farming Simulator 22 also deserves a huge amount of credit for what it achieved, as this is more of a Farming Simulator 22 story than a Battlefield 2042 story. That's because Farming Simulator 22 has smashed the franchise record for concurrent players on Steam. Previously, the record was held by Farming Simulator 19, which had 59 thousand concurrent players. This makes Farming Simulator 22's peak of 105 thousand truly incredible.

Farming Simulator 22 and Battlefield 2042 are both available now on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.

Source: Gamerant

Ploughing > Shooting
 

BadBurger

Is 'That Pure Potato'
I am guessing that overall, since it's available on so many stores on PC and is also on consoles, that it's still rather healthy. What's most concerning is how rapidly the numbers are falling. If that doesn't slow down it will be all but dead a few months from now.
 
I am guessing that overall, since it's available on so many stores on PC and is also on consoles, that it's still rather healthy. What's most concerning is how rapidly the numbers are falling. If that doesn't slow down it will be all but dead a few months from now.
No way man. Farming Simulator will never die.
 
Not surprised at all, Farming sim you know what you're getting. BF20-42FPS you ain't expecting shit performance and a game that's taken so many steps backwards its fallen off the face of the planet. This new entire feels like it's DICE's first attempt at a battlefield game.
 

DGrayson

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Can't blame them for wanting to chill out in a simulated environment, being a German forklift driver is no joke:


(that starts a bit slow, but I suggest watching it all the way - it's pure greatness towards the end)


Holy shit I skimmed through that is nasty!!
 

lh032

I cry about Xbox and hate PlayStation.
The game may play and sound silly, but there is a reason why they keep churning out sequels each year, there is a group of loyal fanbase.
 

Ellery

Member
I genuinely wonder why it is happening so much lately that games release in absolute horrible states. I get that COVID impacted the world to a huge degree, but DICE has been making the same games for years and they didn't even bother with a Single Player campaign and this is still a mess.
It is a bad thing for a MP only game if numbers are falling fast, because if you pay money for a game and then have to rely on it's popularity to find matches and players to play with/against.

Hopefully they can fix it with patches for the people that enjoy those games, because they only release every two years and it is still a long ways to go to the next Battlefield game.
 

xiseerht

Member
Maybe the Farming Sim games are not popular here . But it does have a pretty huge community and fans. So the new game being successful does not surprise me one bit.
 
I mean, isn't it a largely content complete and mostly bug-free game compared to that of the latest battlefield? - Plus, its sort of gained a strong following.

On a sidenote, gotta say this shit looks straight up cozy though.
 

ZlleH

Member
Isn't FINAL FANTASY XIV Online supposed to be experiencing a massive user player base currently and renewed love for the game?

What does it say for this data when FINAL FANTASY XIV Online number is lower than 2042 and farm simulator?
 
That’s not surprising to be honest. FS has a good following and looks like a polished game. BF2042 is a turd that needs flushing.
 

RaptorGTA

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FS 22 made me fire up the Switch port for the first time....i think I have an hour or two in it...and I'm still doing the tutorials. lol

I cant drive these machines in this game to save my life....but I can drive a real tractor at my grandparent's farm with little issue..wtf..
 

Holammer

Gold Member
Isn't FINAL FANTASY XIV Online supposed to be experiencing a massive user player base currently and renewed love for the game?

What does it say for this data when FINAL FANTASY XIV Online number is lower than 2042 and farm simulator?
It's still doing fine. They gained a lot of users this summer and kept a fair share of them.

For the Steam version, as you also don't need Steam to play it. Many no doubt signed up directly with Squeenix or via other services.
 

SatansReverence

Hipster Princess
Can't blame them for wanting to chill out in a simulated environment, being a German forklift driver is no joke:


(that starts a bit slow, but I suggest watching it all the way - it's pure greatness towards the end)
Fucking Klaus.

I've had to watch Klaus a couple times being inducted to some places.
 

DGrayson

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Fucking Germa...



You son of a...


This is one of my favorite memes. Funny story. One of my best friends is named Tim and he lives in Germany. I also had a client named Tim who was also German.

I wanted to send this meme to my friend Tim by email and I acceidently sent it to the client :D

I was mortified and I quickly emailed an apology. The guy replied laughing, he liked it.
 
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bender

What time is it?
This is one of my favorite memes. Funny story. One of my best friends is named Tim and he lives in Germany. I also had a client named Tim who was also German.

I wanted to send this meme to my friend Tim by email and I acceidently sent it to the client :D

I was mortified and I quickly emailed an apology. The guy replied laughing, he liked it.

At least you didn't send him Germany's other favorite past time. The porno version of the land of chocolate.


Edit: And before any German's get pissed off, I'm half and Dirk Nowitzki is a national treasure. Stop watching scat porn though.
 
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